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John Ash & Co. at Vintners Resort Hires Dylan Ghadiri as New Chef de Cuisine

Dylan Ghadiri Chef de Cuisine at John Ash & Co. at Vintners Resort

John Ash & Co. at Vintners Resort Hires Dylan Ghadiri as New Chef de Cuisine

Wine Country Native Brings More Than 10 Years Experience from Top Local Restaurants

Santa Rosa, CA (July 24, 2023) – John Ash & Co., one of Sonoma County’s original farm-to-table restaurants, is pleased to announce the hiring of Chef Dylan Ghadiri as their new Chef de Cuisine. Ghadiri will join Executive Chef Tom Schmidt and his team at the renowned restaurant within the Vintner’s Resort, the first luxury resort on a working vineyard in Sonoma County.

“Dylan is a talented chef with an enviable depth of experience at some of the most legendary Bay Area establishments,” said Vintners Resort General Manager, Brian Sommer. “Our inspiring cuisine has helped to shape the culinary movement over the past several decades – placing the Vintners Resort on the global stage and establishing us as a major culinary destination. We’re thrilled to bring Dylan’s expertise and energy to our tightly-knit culinary team.”

Ghadiri brings with him more than 10 years of culinary experience in Healdsburg, Geyserville, Marin, and San Francisco, at renowned restaurants and wineries including the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville, Sonoma; legendary rocker Sammy Hagar’s El Paseo restaurant in Mill Valley; Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen; and most recently, celebrity chef Tyler Florence’s newest venture, Miller and Lux in San Francisco. Chef Ghadiri is a graduate of the Fresh Starts Culinary Academy in Marin County, California.

“As a Marin and Sonoma County native, Josh Ash & Co. has always been on my radar as a dream job,” said Chef Ghadiri. “As a chef, it’s not every day that you get the opportunity to work on a 92-acre estate that includes lush flower and culinary gardens, fig and olive orchards, and a working vineyard. The possibilities are endless — and I look forward to collaborating with the team to showcase Sonoma’s world-class cuisine to our guests.”

Vintners Resort and John Ash & Co. have been symbols of wine country luxury and local sustainability in Sonoma County for many years. The resort offers vineyard view accommodations on more than 92-acres, along with farm-to-table dining and relaxing farm-to-spa treatments. The property features 10,000 square-feet of event space for weddings, groups, team-building events, and buyouts – all with complete flexibility.

Vintners Resort is located at 4350 Barnes Rd in Santa Rosa. For more information or to book reservations, please call (707) 575-7350 or visit

About Vintners Resort

Experience Sonoma’s first luxury resort on a working vineyard. Embraced by a 92-acre estate, Vintners Resort is an intimate hideaway set amidst redwood trees, colorful gardens, and fountain courtyards. Guests can connect to the land at John Ash & Co., one of Sonoma’s first farm-to-table restaurants, overlooking a vineyard. Visitors can relax in the spa, take a dip in the outdoor heated plunge pool, or play a game of bocce ball. Just 60 miles north of San Francisco, Vintners Resort is the gateway to the Russian River Valley and all of Sonoma County’s famed wineries and culinary destinations. Visit

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Media contact: Alison Stout at Aspire PR – or (415) 307-1682.

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